Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                         
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Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN7aQ_gRDk
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 Camp Helen Monthly Bird Survey

 We will meet @ the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. We sometimes divide our group to cover the north side of the park as well as the coastal areas. We appreciate any amount of time given to help document our avian friends! 

Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to lpca08@gmail.com so we have an idea of how many participants to expect. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. Looking forward to it!



January 13, 2020 St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Byrne Hall. 1608 Baker Court, Panama City  6:30 PM
"Stunning Photos of the Endangered Everglades" by Mac Stone
For centuries, people have viewed swamps and wetlands as obstacles to avoid. But for photographer Mac Stone, who documents the stories of wildlife in Florida's Everglades, the swamp isn't a hindrance — it's a national treasure. Through his stunning photographs, Stone shines a new light on a neglected, ancient and important wilderness. His message: get out and experience it for yourself. "Just do it — put your feet in the water," he says. "The swamp will change you, I promise."
A short business meeting and refreshments will follow the presentation.

​Photo byFloridia Audubon
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Friday, January 10, 2020 ST. VINCENT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TRIP

Join us for an overnight trip to Port St. Joe where we will enjoy a guided bird walk on St. Vincent Island, a National Wildlife Refuge since 1968. There are two separate islands, but we will be on the larger one, which is reached by barge from Indian Pass, near Port St. Joe. This refuge is a haven for endangered wildlife such as bald eagle, 3 species of sea turtles and wood storks. There has also been a special propagation program there for the endangered red wolf since 1990. . If you want to join us, here are the details: Some of us are going over to Port St. Joe on Friday, Jan. 10 to do some birding in town and in Cape San Blas and possibly St. Joe State Park. We will eat lunch and dinner in the area and will be staying overnight at the MainStay Suites in Port St. Joe, 3951 E. Hwy 98. Reservations can be made at 850-229-6246.. A continental breakfast is included. Rates are approximately $120 per night. The next day, after breakfast, we will be driving a few miles to Indian Pass arriving at 8:15 EST where we will take the shuttle barge over to the island. If you want to just come over early Saturday morning and not stay overnight, be sure to leave in time. Allow at least an hour and 45 minutes and note the time difference. Cost of the shuttle is $10 per person for round trip. On the island we will be led by a member of the Friends of St. Vincent Nat. Wildlife Refuge. The birding tour will be about 2-3 hours so bring snacks and plenty to drink. Bring rain gear just in case of rain but if it’s stormy, the barge will not be able to go over to the island for safety reasons. In that case we will play it by ear and do more birding in the area. For more information, call Ron Houser at 850-774-9733 or ronhouser84@gmail.com